The Association of Indiana Counties’ (AIC) has awarded Allen County the 2014 County Achievement Award for the property tax kiosk in the treasurer’s office. The kiosk is the first of its kind in the nation and was conceptualized by County Treasurer Susan Orth and her staff. The kiosk has already served taxpayers by reducing waiting times during a busy tax collection season. Read More

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Some lakefront property owners are still unhappy with their tax assessments after revised notices were mailed last week, and promise to appeal once more, this time to the state Board of Equalization. Read More

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roposition 8, which allows homeowners to ask for a decrease in their property taxes when their house decreases in value, may wind up raising property taxes this year as house values are rebounding, Capital Public Radio reports.  Read More

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Eight years ago, Idaho's Republican leadership made you a promise. They would reduce your property taxes while taking care of your schools. Too bad it didn't work out that way. During his brief stint as Idaho's interim governor in 2006, U.S. Sen. Jim Risch ramrodded to passage a tax shift - repealing the property tax that then provided schools with $260 million and replacingit with a penny increase in the sales tax that generated only $210 million. Then his successor, Gov. C.L. (Butch) Otter, cut school budgets even more to free up cash for tax cuts. The result, Idaho Education News' Kevin Richert reports, has been $1 billion worth of supplemental property taxes school patrons have implemented to backfill some - but far from all - of the schools' losses during the past eight years/Marty Trillhaase, Lewiston Tribune. More here. Read More

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The next Arizona governor will inherit a debate over a contentious property tax for rooftop solar panels, which Democrat Fred Duval said he opposes.Read More

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Very similar properties can have radically different tax assessments. Upon sale of a residence, the tax assessment can increase by 50 percent or 100 percent or more. The greatest beneficiaries of these tax anomalies are people who have owned the most expensive residences for the longest length of time.  Read More

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Certified election results show a win for the sales tax issue considered by Cape Girardeau voters living within the boundaries of the downtown community improvement district, but a loss for the property-tax issue.  Read More

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 A recent addition to the office furniture manufacturers in the Holland area is geared towards promoting a healthier and more productive work environment.  ROL USA is a Swedish-based company that is already looking to expand.  The company is a world-leader of sit & stand furniture technology.  Norman Chambers, a long-time resident of the Holland area and General Manager for North American Operations, was in attendance at Wednesday’s Holland City Council meeting to ask for a tax abatement for machinery, equipment, furniture and fixtures.  The City Council approved the abatement unanimously. Read More

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A judge today rejected a request to bar Fulton County from collecting money from a recent 17 percent property tax increase – a victory for the county in its ongoing battle with critics who say it spends too much. Read More

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One in six Orange County property owners will see their taxes rise this year by more than Prop. 13’s 2-percent limit. In Los Angeles County, one out of every eight property owners will pay more.  Read More

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Individual property tax bills vary wildly because of the mix of tax rates in the patchwork of school districts, municipalities and nearly 1,450 active special-taxing districts across Maricopa County. Here's a look at three elementary school district collections and the impact on property taxes. Read More

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Curry County voters will consider a measure to double their property tax rate to raise $1.6 million a year for three years, another in the county's efforts to keep its jail open. Read More

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They're the words no one ever wants to hear. Property taxes are one step away from going up for those who live in the City of Orlando. City leaders are expected to approve a 17.7 percent increase at their budget hearing on Monday night. Read More

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Sunday, December 28, 2014 - 8:07pm

A neighborhood in the Queen City is afraid that the growing Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus could push them right out of their homes. Read More

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When Google Inc. buys a building in Mountain View, or KB Home picks up a new development site in Fremont, you won't find the price they paid printed on the recorded documents. The same is true for just about any sizable real estate deal these days. Read More

Sunday, December 28, 2014 - 8:05pm

For the second time in a dozen years, voters shot down the Fort Smith Public Library’s request for a millage increase. Read More

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